Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

Stand-up paddle boarding tests stamina and balance – The Globe and Mail


Stand-up paddle boarding tests stamina and balance – The Globe and Mail.

United Nations Photo


United Nations Photo.

Petition to Nobel Prize committee endorses Manning for the peace award – The Globe and Mail


Petition to Nobel Prize committee endorses Manning for the peace award – The Globe and Mail.

Antonín Dvořák – Humoresque No. 7, Op. 101

Conductor: Jiři Stárek
Orchestra: SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern

Ludwig van Beethoven – Coriolanus Overture, Op. 62

Cinderella -Ballet Jorgen- Sergei Prokofiev

Bengt Jörgen has choreographed a fantastic version of Cinderella for his company Ballet Jörgen. It’s on tour across Canada nowhttp://www.balletjorgen.ca/ This is not a “pocket” ballet company production, it’s the “full meal deal” a stunning, sumptuous, sparkling feast of a production, brimming with vitality, new movement, and featuring top rated dancers. This is a mature company that takes its lovingly staged productions where the other national companies should be going. Grab all the friends you can take along with you and GO!! You’ll love it! – Videography: Frances Straughan Feb. 7 2010 Mary Winspear Centre


Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 (for Orchestra)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Magyarország / Hungary
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 (for Orchestra)
Philharmonia Hungarica
Christoph von Dohnányi

Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 in E-flat major

Franz LisztHungarian Rhapsody No. 4 in E-flat major
Happy 200th Birthday to Franz Liszt!

Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 — July 31, 1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher.

Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time.
Hungarian Rhapsodies.

The Hungarian Rhapsodies, S.244, R106, (French: Rhapsodies hongroises, German: Ungarische Rhapsodien, Hungarian: Magyar rapszódiák) is a set of 19 piano pieces based on Hungarian folk themes, composed by Franz Liszt during 1846-1853, and later in 1882 and 1885. Liszt additionally arranged versions for orchestra, piano duet and piano trio.

Piano: Artur Pizarro


Just a Thought: Privatization – The End to the Nation

Just a Thought: Privatization – The End to the Nation!

Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated Rights, Judge Rules – NYTimes.com

Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated Rights, Judge Rules – NYTimes.comMetro Twitter Logo.

Baltimore researchers turn some carnivorous fish into vegetarians – The Washington Post

Baltimore researchers turn some carnivorous fish into vegetarians – The Washington Post.

▶ Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, August 11 – YouTube

▶ Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, August 11 – YouTube.

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Petition | Governor McCrory: Stop The Assault On Voting Rights | Change.org

Petition | Governor McCrory: Stop The Assault On Voting Rights | Change.org.

Governor McCrory: Stop The Assault On Voting Rights

W. A. Mozart – Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 – Overture

An opera (in the form of a German Singspiel) in two acts, composed by Mozart in 1791. Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. 

Dominik Połoński – Claude Debussy, Cello Sonata d-minor L. 135 1. Prologue

Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps / The Rite of Spring

Stravinski: Le sacre du printemps
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Jaap van Zweden
Opgenomen 14 november 2010 tijdens het Zondagochtend Concert in het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam

Mendelssohn-A Midsummer Night’s Dream-Scherzo Op.61 No.1

MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream
1.Overture Op.21 2.Scherzo Op.61 No.1 3.Intermezzo Op.61 No.2 4.Notturno Op.61 No.3 5.Wedding march Op.61 No.4 
Conductor:Anthony Bramall Ein Sommernachtsraum Slivak Philharmonic Orchestra
1987-6 Recording NAXOS

Paintings are from Van Gogh(1853-1890)
I should thank the artists! And hope nobody will mind it.

Maybe it is very very pity that one love to do something but he couldn’t perform it. I am not able to open youtube and upload my music videos for 43 months. Though I may watch some friends information in my E-mail box, but I can’t answer it.I made some music videos for waiting upload them 3 years ago. Now I may upload these videos again, and listen to the others good music, wonderful ! Thanks for love. 

Quotation: Henry David Thoreau about a better govenment

To speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss


James Buchanan “Diamond Jim” Brady (1856)

Financier and philanthropist “Diamond Jim” Brady exemplified the American Dream. He started out as a bellboy and messenger before getting a job with the New York Central Railroad and then working his way up through the industry, eventually amassing a fortune selling railroad supplies. With his newfound wealth, he indulged in his two greatest weaknesses: food—one restaurant owner reportedly called him “the best 25 customers I ever had”—and jewels. What was supposedly a typical meal for Brady? More… Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: RUSSIAN SUBMARINE K-141 KURSK SINKS IN BARENTS SEA (2000)

Russian Submarine K-141 Kursk Sinks in Barents Sea (2000)

While completing naval exercises with dummy torpedoes on August 12, 2000, the Russian submarine Kursk suffered two explosions two minutes and 15 seconds apart. The second explosion registered about a 3.5 on the Richter scale. The blasts destroyed the front hull, and all 118 crew members died. It was initially believed that the entire crew died quickly. However, what evidence later suggested that some survived in another area of the submarine for about four hours after the explosions? More… Discuss


Malaria Vaccine Appears Promising

Malaria kills one child in Africa every minute, but promising results from early-stage clinical trials of a new vaccine are raising hopes that an effective malaria prevention method is on the horizon. When given in high doses, the injection of live, radiation-weakened, malaria-causing parasites was able to prevent infection in 12 out of 15 patients. Further studies are needed to see if even higher doses are more effective and to determine how long the vaccine’s protective effects last. Researchers also face the challenge of developing a more practical delivery method, as the vaccine must currently be given intravenously. Most vaccines are given orally or by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. More… Discuss


Boston’s Big Dig

The tangled roadways of Boston, Massachusetts, laid out before the age of the automobile, became a traffic nightmare after cars arrived. The Central Artery/Tunnel Project, nicknamed the “Big Dig,” sought to fix the problem by rerouting the city’s chief highway into a tunnel and building additional tunnels and bridges. Though conceived in the 1970s, the Big Dig was not completed until 2007, thanks to skyrocketing costs and constant setbacks. What challenges arose during course of the project? More… Discuss